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Old 11th May 2008, 04:27   #1
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I am Going abroad for 4-5 weeks and travelling many places. Will probably travel by bus a bit in order to save money. So I was thinking
maybe instead of lugging around a suitcase, I should get one of those camping-type backpacks (is there a specific name for them?).

I don't need anything top of the line. It doesn't need to be rugged enough for a mountain, but it shouldn't fall apart in the middle of the trip either. Just something that would be comfortable to carry, and will carry lots of stuff, and isn't too expensive. Haven't been able to find anything in luggage stores.

Anyone have any advice as to where I can find these in Delhi? And of course, if anyone has one for sale second-hand, please PM me!
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I believe u can get it in any "luggage" shops. But I suggest first u take a list of what important things u will carry (music, camera, laptop...) and make sure when u buy the bag, u have secure compartments for those.
sometimes they can also double as pillow,seat. and u are planning to move a lot, make sure u have a waist belt along with shoulder straps.


and before anything, check luggage limits/bag type permitted on all sections of ur travel, specially flights.
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I am Going abroad for 4-5 weeks and travelling many places. Will probably travel by bus a bit in order to save money. So I was thinking
maybe instead of lugging around a suitcase, I should get one of those camping-type backpacks (is there a specific name for them?).

I don't need anything top of the line. It doesn't need to be rugged enough for a mountain, but it shouldn't fall apart in the middle of the trip either. Just something that would be comfortable to carry, and will carry lots of stuff, and isn't too expensive. Haven't been able to find anything in luggage stores.

Anyone have any advice as to where I can find these in Delhi? And of course, if anyone has one for sale second-hand, please PM me!

I had bought one from Delsey , it cost me 7K
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... maybe instead of lugging around a suitcase, I should get one of those camping-type backpacks (is there a specific name for them?).
There are many names: rucksack, knapsack, backpack etc. and these are used quite loosely.
There are nice ones that also have wheels on them and a trolley type handle.
As for where to buy one, I think you should check out e-bay, India.

Enjoy your trip and remember we will be waiting for your travelogues and photos upon your return!
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Even Samsonite has a pretty good collection of backpacks.
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A camping bag/ rucksack is usually carried on your shoulder and meant for hikers. You need to consider the following:

- Will you carry this while hiking or just till the hotel room, if only till hotel then you probably dont need a hikers rucksack. If yes, look below.
- How much weight will you carry
- Will you carry your camping equipment
- Will you carry a sleeping bag
- Will you travel in rainy conditions

It needs to be comfortable for your shoulders/back and strappable to your waist.
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It needs to be comfortable for your shoulders/back and strappable to your waist.
And if it has wheels it's always better! There are some models that have them.
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Contact Sam Bhai.
Crumpler comes to my mind.
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Leisure and Business Travel Packing List - Travel Light with One Bag! is what I would say.

And yeah a good backpack is what I'd say. check out sales et al, woodland's noida factory outlet et al. 2-4k mein ho jaana chahiye
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Which ever backpack you choose, ensure these have firm back support and good padded shoulder support distributing the load across. Since some of the backpacks available in the luggage stores have flimsy back support, and a huge capacity to dump stuff...

Take care and enjoy your trip
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One can get a superlative product like this from AVI Industries in Bombay. IF interested, i can find out the number and put you through to them. They actually make products for serious guys not the showy kinds and are really reasonable.
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Go to Gopinath bazaar. Check out the shops there which are into adventure equipment. You will get one as per your requirement around 2500-3000 bucks. Good quality.
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in big buzzar, they have a good collection of rucksacks. if you are going to be hitchhiking then these are the best things to carry. if you are going on work (so yuou need a suit) then these are the worst thihngs to carry!
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Default Rucksacks and Trekking bagpacks

Hi to all,

I was running across from posts to pillars to find myself a good Rucksack bag for travelling purpose. I visited many stores in person and did many online surverys as well and finally found my thing.

I am initiating this thread with the intention of helping others to post their queries and to help each other on good bagpacks and rucksacks for travelliing, trekking and expedetion.

I choose a Wildcraft Trailblazer 50 lt rucksack with two aluminium stays for added support. you can find more details here

http://www.wildcraft.in/Products/Wil...d-1809715.aspx
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A similar thread exists here :-)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...-thread-8.html (The Trekking Thread)
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